Mountaineering in Tibet Part II
Mountaineering in Tibet

Sakya-pa sect Is a small sect, Gray Earth, which has its principal headquarters in the Sakya monastery southeast of Lhatse in Central Tibet. Sakya arose in 1073 and quickly allied itself with the Mongol court and the spiritual head, Sakya-Pandita became the teachings of the Mongol emperor. Sakya had its heyday in the 13th and […]

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Mountaineering in Tibet Part I
Shisha Pangma

Mountaineering in Tibet is obvious as it is optimally located in the beautiful Himalayan mountains. Lhakpa Ri is located next door to Mount Everest on the north side of Tibet and is a possible expedition destination for experienced mountaineers. Lhakpa Ri shares a base camp with Mount Everest and is located on the eastern Rongbuk […]

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The Dalai Lama Institution under Gelugpa
The Dalai Lama Institution under Gelugpa

The Dalai Lama Institution is a direct result of Gelugpa sect founder Tsong Khapa’s predictions that his nephew Gedun Drup (1st Dalai Lama 1391-1474) would be the first of a series of incarnations of Avalokitesvara. It was Gedun Drup who, in honor of his teacher, Khedrup Je, founded the Tashil├╝npo Monastery in Tibet’s second largest […]

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Tibetan Mountain Pearls
Tibet and China

We are on the Tibetan plateau. The sky is clear and beautiful, pure Tibetan idyll. On the horizon radiates the summit of Everest, next to Cho Oyu. Tingri is a windswept village situated on a solitary hill on a large strange plain. It’s about. 100 houses in the old Tibetan part, twenty Chinese military barracks […]

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Trips to China
China Great Wall

Why travel to China? China is a huge country, with each individual province having its own capital and its own history. Check Countryaah.com to see other countries that are also located in eastern Asia like China. In addition to geography, the number of attractions in China also seems limitless. The history of Chinese civilization dates […]

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